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Tickets on sale for The Girl On The Train

Posted on: February 16th, 2024 by admin

Book your tickets now for our April amateur production of The Girl On The Train. Based on the best selling novel by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks film. Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel.

Showing at the Adrian Mann Theatre from 25 – 27 April 2024

Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Suddenly, the woman she has been secretly watching disappears, and she finds herself both as a witness and even a suspect in this thrilling mystery.

WPDS’ April Production is The Girl On The Train

Posted on: January 30th, 2024 by admin

Showing at the Adrian Mann Theatre from 25 – 27 April 2024

The Girl On The Train is based on the best selling novel by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks film and Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel.

We are excited to be able to stage this gripping play, originally selected by our husband and wife directing team, Harriet and Luke Buckingham.

Tickets available for our November production of Pride and Prejudice

Posted on: October 18th, 2023 by admin

Book your tickets now and grab a good seat for our intriguing November production of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and adapted for the stage by Sara Pascoe.

Sara Pascoe has made this classic her own by creating a traditional version of Pemberley, interspersed with a modern day social commentary, which gives the audience an intriguing contrast between the styles of the early 19th century and the present day.

November production and cast

Posted on: September 4th, 2023 by admin

Our next production is Pride & Prejudice. Showing from 23 – 25 November at the Adrian Mann Theatre, NESCOT.

With auditions now completed, WPDS would like to officially announce the Cast List for Pride and Prejudice. Originally written by Jane Austen, this literary classic has been adapted for the stage by Sara Pascoe and was selected by Lorren Reader for her directing debut.

Elizabeth Bennet Harriet Buckingham
Jane Bennet Glynnis Morgan
Mrs Bennet Asun Del Valle
Mr Bennet Hugh Jones
Lydia Bennet & Miss Bingley Katy Dowden
Kitty Bennet & Charlotte Lucas Hayley Sponder
Mary Bennet, Miss Darcy & Mrs Hurst Tash Page
Lady Catherine De Bourgh & Mrs Gardiner Linda Radwan
Mr Darcy Connor Arnold
Mr Collins Des Wilby
Mr Wickham Trevor Payne
Mr Bingley & Graham Luke Buckingham
Mr Gardiner Martin Phillips

Welcome to our improved website

Posted on: July 31st, 2023 by admin

WPDS is very pleased to say that you can now use our website easily across all your devices.

We have finally been able to work hard to make sure our site looks and functions just as well on your phone as it does on your laptop.

The site has currently retained its familiar look, as apart from some necessary changes, most of this work has been done behind the scenes.

Summer One-Acts 2023

Posted on: July 5th, 2023 by admin

We are once again staging our usual July One-Acts production at the Elmcroft Community Centre (Colin Peel Hall) in North Cheam, on Friday 14 July at 8.00pm and Saturday 15 July at 2.30pm.

There will be a mixture of fairly short plays, some professionally written and some written ‘in-house’ by members of WPDS. The audience can enjoy our usual relaxed cafe-style format of chairs and tables.

Tickets cost £12, which includes interval refreshments. Tickets are also un-numbered, so you can choose where you want to sit when you arrive at the venue.


Show week for The Hollow by Agatha Christie

Posted on: April 18th, 2023 by admin

Show week has finally arrived and we are settling in to the Adrian Mann Theatre. After two days hard work, the set is nearly complete and we are ready for tonight’s technical rehearsal and the dress rehearsal tomorrow.

With opening night now days away, here’s a glimpse at most of our cast during rehearsals

Photographs by David Alcorn Photography
All images subject to copyright

Tickets for The Hollow by Agatha Christie available now

Posted on: February 24th, 2023 by admin

We are thrilled to announce that tickets for our April amateur production of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow are now on sale. Choose from three performances at the Adrian Mann Theatre NESCOT in Epsom, Surrey. Showing 20 – 22 April.

An edge of the seat murder mystery by the Queen of Crime.

In this masterpiece of writing, Sir Henry and Lady Lucy Angkatell are holding one of their classic weekend parties for family and friends. Amongst the guests are…

Our April 2023 Production

Posted on: February 1st, 2023 by admin

While we are a little late with this post, WPDS would like to officially announce that our April production will be Agatha Christie’s ‘The Hollow’, directed by Hugh Jones.

As rehearsals are currently underway, here’s a look at our cast.

Henrietta Angkatell Harriet Buckingham
Sir Henry Angkatell Martin Phillips
Lady Angkatell Linda Radwan
Midge Harvey Lorren Reader
Gudgeon Luke Buckingham
Edward Angkatell Ian McDonald
Doris Jacquie Yorke
Gerda Cristow Glynnis Morgan
John Cristow Connor Arnold
Veronica Craye Hayley Sponder
Inspector Colquhoun Des Wilby
Detective Sergeant Penny Adam Hollidge

Aladdin tickets for Ukrainian refugees

Posted on: November 11th, 2022 by admin

Theatres and audiences up and down the country have been coming together to fundraise for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and for Ukrainian refugees in general.

Worcester Park Dramatic Society is keen to do what it can to support Ukrainian refugees currently living in Epsom and the surrounding areas. As the Director for this November’s production of ‘Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp’, I am pleased to announce that WPDS, together with Ashtead Rotary Club, have committed to provide 50 free tickets for Ukrainian refugees to attend our Christmas pantomime!

We look forward to liaising with the Epsom Refugee Network and helping those who’ve been forced to evacuate Ukraine to enjoy an evening of fun, laughter, and general silliness!

Des Wilby